If i was to train a beginner client who has no experience in the gym and their goal was to increase muscle or build strength. The best approach for that goal will be prescribing a full body muscle building program. Now i know i said full body program is the best approach but is that the first thing i train the client on ? after i meet the client for the first time and do all assessments on him/her ( fitness, posture, nutrition, strength, flexibility assessments) after that first day when he/she comes back and is ready for day 1 of training with me do i train the client from that day and on wards using the fullbody muscle building program that i created based on all results i got from assessments ? and another question if i was to train that person 2 or 3 times a week would i need to make different full body muscle building programs for each day using similar format ? or do i train the client 2 or 3 times a week using same program for each day
Hi Jim. As Summer suggests, there are many ways to approach this. In my practice ‘yes’ I create a new workout for EVERY client session. Each of my sessions is generally a full body workout, but of course I may accentuate certain specific muscle groups or skills workout to workout. Each trainer is different however, and as you correctly pointed out in your question, the main idea is to address your specific client’s, specific needs as you gather them from your assessment. Let your assessment and client interview be your guide as to how you want to work with that client, and of course always remember you can always change your approach as you go along.
Great that you are starting out as a new trainer! Lots of opportunities to learn, grow and teach. Good luck!